Benedict Cumberbatch and fiancee Sophie Hunter are having a Cumberbaby

Congratulations to the couple, and condolences to the rest of us.

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( To all those die-hard fans who are still trying to get over Benedict Cumberbatch’s surprise engagement in November, we have more bad news for you. He and fiancee Sophie Hunter are expecting their first child. A spokesman for the actor confirmed the news Thursday, saying, "They are both over the moon."


Cumberbatch earlier told People that, like (perhaps some) of his fans, his "mother is also waiting for Cumberbabies." Wedding plans, however, aren’t his biggest priority at the moment.


Cumberbatch and Hunter, an actress and theater director, have made several appearances together since they announced their engagement, including The Imitation Game premiere in New York and the Palm Springs Film Festival.


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